Youth workshop on Intellectual Property, Public Health and Access to Medicines, 14 – 22 December 2015
Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID), Peoples Health Movement (PHM) and Prayas
Venue: ISID Campus, 4, Institutional Area, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070
About the Workshop
To coincide with the 4th Global Congress on Intellectual Property & the Public Interest being held in Delhi, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID), Peoples Health Movement (PHM) and Prayas are conducting a four-day post-congress workshop on intellectual property, public health and access to medicines. Some of the broad themes of the workshop-cum-conference would include: i) Introduction to Intellectual property rights and access to medicines ii) WTO and TRIPS – evolution, consequences, legal aspects and reform proposals; iii) Indian patent law and policy - history, 2005 amendments and recent developments; iv) Patent Examination and Enforcement; v)Trade Agreements, TRIPS-plus demands and Public Health; vi) Challenging pharmaceutical patent monopolies: Role of Public Health and Public Interest Groups; and vii) Research and Development: Alternative Models.
Participants of the workshop-cum-conference will be selected based on their qualifications, experience and interest in the area of law, public health and innovation. The faculty for the workshop will include Indian and International experts in this area. Participants selected for the workshop will receive registration for the Global Congress on IP & the Public Interest and will be expected to attend all the days of the Global Congress prior to the workshop. Participants selected for the workshop will receive full funding for their participation in the Workshop and the Global Congress.
Application Process Dates
Opening Date for Applications: 26 September 2015
Final Date of Submission of Applications: 26 October 2015
Confirmation of selected participants: 31 October 2015
Workshop and Global Congress Dates
Arrival in Delhi, Orientation and Assignments: 14 December 2015
Global Congress on IP & the Public Interest: 15 – 17 December 2015
Workshop on Intellectual Property and Public Health: 18 – 21 December 2015
Departure from Delhi: 22 December 2015
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ABOUT THE WORKSHOP ORGANISERS
Prayas is a non-governmental organization registered under ‘Societies Act 1860’ from Delhi Administration and has been working in many areas of rural poor’s economic and social development since the year 1979. The organization has a vision to work for removal of discrimination built on social, cultural, economic, religious, geographical and gender grounds. The activities range in the area of health promotion with focus on access to essential and life-saving medicines, basic education for girl children, livelihood security, rights of indigenous persons, migrants and unorganized sector workers.
Institute of Studies in Industrial Development (ISID) is a multi-faceted institution, under the Indian Council of Social Research (ICSSR) pioneering in different aspects of corporate sector, industrial policy and issues of trade, technology and development. Developing on the initial strength of studying India's industrial regulations, ISID has gained varied expertise in the analysis of the issues thrown up by the changing policy environment. The Institute's research and academic activities are organized under the following broad thematic areas: 1) Industrialization; 2) Corporate Sector; 3) Trade, Investment and Technology; 4) Regulatory Mechanisms; 5) Employment; 6) Public Health; 7) Media Studies; and 8) Other Issues.
People’s Health Movement (PHM) (www.phmovement.org): PHM is a global networkbringing together grassroots health activists, civil society organizations and academic institutions from around the world, particularly from low and middle income countries (L&MIC). With a presence in around 70 countries, PHM works on various programmes and activities and is committed to Comprehensive Primary Health Care and addressing the Social, Environmental and Economic Determinants of Health. The India chapter of the PHM (known as Jan Swasthya Abhiyan) is the most developed and largest country chapter. Access to Medicines is a major area of work for the PHM, especially of its India chapter. The PHM has extensive experience since 2005 of conducting short training courses on health activism for young activists through its virtual university – the International People’s Health University (IPHU – www.iphu.org).